Cacao nibs

Cacao Ice-Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk
25 g of cacao nibs
475ml heavy whipping cream
235ml light cream
15ml vanilla extract

In saucepan, stir together sweetened condensed milk and cacao nibs. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Gradually add whipping cream, light cream and vanilla, beating with whisk until well blended; refrigerate until cold.
Place in ice cream freezer container. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

Cacao Smoothie

2 bananas
2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
200ml of milk, rice milk or soya milk (or anything you may prefer) 

Blend until smooth.

Cacao, Fruit & Nut Smoothie

* You will need a blender for this recipe

Ingredients (2 servings):
1tsp cacao nibs
80g chopped dates
a sprinkle of cashew nuts
a sprinkle of walnut nuts
2 bananas
100 ml filtered water

Soak the nuts and the dates for at least 3 hours.
Strain and place in to blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend until smooth and pour into 2 glasses.

Raw Chocolate Mousse

A favourite of ours, you will need a food processor or blender to prepare this delight.

100g dry apricots
4 tsp cacao nibs
150g fresh fruits (banana mango, peach or grape work well but avoid anything citrus)
1 tsp maca powder

Soak the apricots and nibs in half a bowl of water for 8-12 hours.

Place all the ingredients in the processor/blender until the mixture is smooth and gooey.

Spoon into bowls. Leave in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour until the mousse has set.

You can garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, red berry sauce and cacao nibs. A delicious and healthy way to finish any meal!

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